Dr. Tamara Henry

– Assistant Professor of Religious Education
– Director of the Master of Arts in Religious Education
– Director of the Master of Arts in Youth Ministry

Office phone: 212-870-1205
E-Mail: thenry@nyts.edu
 

Educational Background

  • BA, Georgetown University
  • MSW, Fordham University, School of Social Service
  • MA, Fordham University, School of Religion
  • PhD, Fordham University, School of Religion

Religious Affiliation

  • Baptist

Dr. Tamara Henry serves as Assistant Professor of Religious Education at New York Theological Seminary, where she also directs the Master of Arts in Religious Education and the Master of Arts in Youth Ministry degree programs.

An urban youth ministry practitioner for the past fifteen years and also a licensed minister of American Baptist churches USA, Dr. Henry frequents as an itinerant preacher/speaker and youth and young adult ministry consultant for religious and educational organizations, both locally and across the nation. Her role calls her to oversee the design and implementation of successful training models for others working within youth and young adult ministry.

Beyond her work in ministerial and academic context, Dr. Henry has worked extensively with youth and families in a variety of community, social service and political settings. Her functions have included serving as a clinician, administrator, policy advocate, and program developer/consultant.

Dr. Henry received a Bachelor of Arts in American Government (Georgetown University), a Masters of Social Work (Fordham University, School of Social Service) and a Masters of Arts in Religious Education and PhD in Religious Education (Fordham University, School of Religion). Her research and writing interests center on the intersection between youth popular culture, religion and liberative pedagogical practice within youth and young adult ministry.

 

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